10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Brenda Godsey, Nadine Griswold, Charles Matuzas, Kathy Goins, Lucy Hastings, Gladys Carter.
Darin Alford of Fairview is this years ‘Conservation Farmer of the Year’.
Carl Althoff was honored this year with the Switzerland County Soil and Water ‘Silver Star’ award.
LeAnn Lozier earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Northern Kentucky University.
Theresa Lipperd was employee of the month at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation.
The 7th grade girls basketball team from Switzerland County Middle School won the Dearborn County Invitational.
Austin Clark has been selected as one of the top 100 in the state in basketball.
20 YEARS AGO
Indiana Conservation officer Steve Kinne, who has worked in Switzerland County for the past 15 years, has been honored as the “Conservation Officer of the Year” by the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was honored at a banquet held last month in Indianapolis.
Charles and Joan Scott of Rising Sun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 20th.
Vevay Newspapers editor and general manager Pat Lanman has been elected treasurer of the Hoosier State Press Association. The association represents 169 of Indiana’s newspapers; 66 dailies and 103 non-dailies.
30 YEARS AGO
Mary Lou Sloan of Switzerland County was honored recently for her 35 years of service as an employee of the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company. A native of Florence she lived for several years in Aurora and recently returned to Switzerland County, living along the Ohio River near the county’s eastern edge.
Henry C. Cardwell, a former resident of Switzerland County, celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday, March 1st, at the Ogle Haus in Vevay.
Marine Corporal Stephen A. Miller, son of Kenneth and Carolyn Miller of Vevay, recently received the Good Conduct Medal. He is currently assigned with Marine Corps Security Force Company in Keflavik, Iceland. He joined the Marine Corps in February, 1989.
40 YEARS AGO
County resident Ben Macrander is a published songwriter. He has a song recorded by Johnny Cash on an album, “Music of America.” The song title is U.S.A. (Garden of Roses).” Getting a song published and on an album is no easy feat, and the accomplishment is made even more remarkable because the song was written by a man who began penning verse at the age of 62.
Marsha Patterson and Roy Patterson, both of Vevay, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melinda Sue, to David Bryan Hillebrand, son of Anthony Hillebrand and Elaine Hillebrand, both of Louisville. The wedding will take place Saturday, April 10th, at 2 p.m. in the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay.
50 YEARS AGO
Reverend Victor E. Pesce, former Vevay resident and Switzerland County minister, died Sunday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison of injuries sustained in a highway accident. Reverend and Mrs. Pesce lived in Vevay 20 years and, in addition to his ministerial duties, he worked at various times for Danner’s Hardware and Furniture, City Roller Mills, and Brad’s TV and Appliances.
Larry Works apparently will remain — at least for the present — on the Switzerland County High School faculty although he resigned Monday night as head basketball coach.
Clyde Christman, 75, of Pleasant, died March 6th in Baptist Hospital in Louisville from injuries suffered in a February 28th highway accident.
Russell L. Byram, 54, of route 2, Vevay, was killed Monday night when he was stuck by an automobile while walking along state road 56 a half mile west of East Enterprise near his home.
60 YEARS AGO
Fletcher N. Hufford of Mexico Bottom has been named Switzerland County’s representative to a new six-county committee to study recreation potential in southeastern Indiana. Hufford has served as chairman of a county committee which has studied recreation on an individual county basis.
While not growing at a spectacular rate, interest is beginning locally toward celebrating Vevay’s sesquicentennial during 1963. Thus far, Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority has shown enthusiastic interest in planning the celebration, while the Vevay Kiwanis and Civic Clubs have shown token interest in the project.
Ordinance No. 126 was passed by the Vevay Town Board last week to prohibit the storage, piling or accumulation of junk, old automobiles, and assorted rubble along Vevay streets.
Lee Annette Varble, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Varble of near Vevay, is recovering satisfactorily in Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati where she underwent emergency eye surgery last week. Barring complications it is believed that the child’s sight will not be destroyed.
Brucie Hutcherson, Purdue University agriculture sophomore, is Switzerland County’s representative to the 1962 International Farm Youth Exchange campaign. The IFYE program enables young people to live with families in other lands to bring about a more thorough understanding of other countries.
Bonnie Lou, well-known Cincinnati television and radio songstress, will serve as mistress of ceremonies at the seventh annual Vevay Kiwanis Club Youth Talent Show. The April 13th program will mark Bonnie’s third appearance as emcee of the local talent show and her second consecutive appearance.
70 YEARS AGO
Mack Francis and Paul D. Hankins, two of Vevay’s best known and liked mechanics, will open a new auto specialty repair business at Liberty and Cheapside streets here next week. The new business will be known as the Shell Super Service and will feature such things as auto body and fender work, brake, valve work and painting.
At a called meeting held Monday evening the Vevay Town Board appointed Mrs. Margaret Dickason to fill the unexpired term of her late husband. William C. Dickason, whose tenure would have lasted to January 1st, 1956.
The 80th birthday of Mrs. Zora Shadday was quietly celebrated Tuesday at her home in Vevay. Dinner guests who helped her observe the occasion were Mrs. William Christman and son, Mrs. Charles E. Blodgett and daughter, and Mrs. Hilbert Scudder of the Bennington community.
Plans are underway for the development of a new subdivision on a four-acre plot of ground west of Vevay which is owned by Charles Scott. Ernest Courtney, real estate broker, is conducting the sale of lots in the new residential section and the first home site has been sold to James Dickerson of Vevay.
Valiant work on the part of neighbors who carried buckets of water from a cistern is credited with saving the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Myers on Tapps Ridge from fire Monday afternoon.
80 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Louis Rabold has been appointed as permanent clerk of the County Rationing Board.
Switzerland County suffered its first armed robbery in several years Monday evening when masked bandits took over the O. P. Morton store in Pleasant and got away with $14 in currency.
Jacob Wahl, aged 82, died at his home in Vevay, Saturday having been ill with heart trouble for several years. Mr. Wahl was associated with his wife in the operation of a dry goods store in Vevay for many years.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Webster of Long Run, a daughter, Patricia Lee.
90 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Banta celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bakes on Parks Ridge, together with its contents, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.
Marshal William Bowen received a large poster on Tuesday giving a picture of the Lindbergh baby and requesting all persons to be on the lookout for the child.
Mrs. Herbert Morgan died at her home near Spring Branch Wednesday following a short illness of pneumonia. Three days previous to her death Mrs. Morgan had given birth to a child who died Sunday. On Monday the casket was raised and the little form interred with the mother. The husband and six children survive.
100 YEARS AGO
A week’s illness resulted fatally to Van Brandon, who died at his home near Moorefield Friday evening. Had he lived until March 30th, he would have been 90 years old.
Mrs. Louise Fredenburg, died at her hme near Allensville Monday morning of heart trouble at the age of 73.
From present indications Vevay will have a good baseball team during the coming summer.
The Town Council of Patriot is investigating the plan for the purchase of a Delco Electric light plant to light the homes, stores and streets in Patriot.
Miss Sadie Peters of Tapps Ridge and Andrew Green of Plum Creek were married in Vevay Saturday by Reverend F. E. Hammel.
110 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Mary A. Adams died at her home in East Enterprise Tuesday morning at the age of 77 years. She had suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week ago.
Charles Peters of Vevay has made all arrangements to build a greenhouse on the lot adjoining his home on Seminary Street.
James Aldred of near Mount Sterling lost a $250 horse last week. It caught a foot in the halter rope and broke its neck.
Mrs. Mayme Titkemeyer, aged 74 years, died March 11th at the residence of Joseph Bodey of Antioch.
Thomas E. Wilson and Miss Amelia Browning, both of Vevay, were married in Carrollton, Kentucky last week.
130 YEARS AGO
Yesterday afternoon the house occupied by David Allen near Knox’s Ford was destroyed by fire.
George Land, inmate of the County Home, died this week presumably on a self inflicted knife wound.
A committee from the Presbyterian Church went to Cincinnati last week and purchased a fine Estey organ. The Mail Line Company very kindly shipped it free to Vevay on the steamer Sherley.
The enterprising firm of Hall and Lewis have a valuable modern improvement called a cash carrier. It is an overhead railway reaching salesmen in five different parts of the store room and conveying bills and money to the desk of the cashier and return. It will save customers and salesmen much time and is a great convenience.
160 YEARS AGO
Lieutenant John S. Roberts describes in detail the movements of the 22nd Indiana in Arkansas:
“I marched our company into a barn lot and took quarters in stables, sheds, occupied a blacksmith shop with what could not get good quarters in the barn lot. We made ready early next morning to leave for Lebanon, distance 32 miles. Some of our officers found several barrels of wine and issued it to the men. The army was all drunk, or as many of them as I saw, except our company, and they were all sober. We made a march of 15 miles amid the shouts and buzz of drunken soldiers. Captain Stepleton, McCune, F. Riggs and Jacob Cole were sent off on a little steamboat to transport stores and they have not joined us yet. Lieutenant Marquis is in command of Company 1 and I have detailed Mathew Worstell to act as Lieutenant to help me. At Lebanon we left as convalescents A.J. Elder, Mathew Bodle and William Lowell, after camping there three days. At Springfield the rebels retreated as we advanced. We put the flag of the 22nd on the church and camped. We got considerable flour, meat and implements of war. We marched on the heels of the enemy, toward Dixie.”
Reverend John A. Shaw of the 46th Illinois in a letter to his wife written from Fort Henry describes the battle at Fort Donelson.
By a letter from our friend, John L. Stewart, we learn that he is still attached to the army hospital at Bardstown, Kentucky, by order of General Buell. John would rather be with Captain Rous’ company in Tennessee.
Oliver Ormsby, Clerk, published a legal notice that an election will be held on April 7th to elect the following officers — Jefferson Township: 2 Justices of the Peace, a trustee and 5 constables, York Township: a trustee and 5 constables, Posey Township: 3 Justices of the Peace, a trustee and 3 constables, Cotton Township: 3 Justices of thePeace, a trustee and 3 constables, Pleasant Township: 2 Justices of the Peace, a trustee and 3 constables, Craig Township: a trustee and 2 constables. Also a supervisor in each road district in the county.